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Pseudo-Leopardi. Cantos for the Crestfallen. Translated via A. Necrezută, F. Pilastru & I. Imaculată. ISBN-13: 978-0692218853. ISBN-10: 0692218858. gnOme, 2014. forty four pp. $10. 00.
Pseudo-Leopardi’s Cantos for the Crestfallen, right here translated for the 1st time from the Romanian unique, is a breathless expiration of very unlikely pessimo-mystical wishes for the immanent past. In a series of thirty one verses channeling the spirits of Cioran, Dante, and the poet’s eponym, the Cantos testify to life’s senselessness, the need of being beheaded, and the affection of saints. it truly is an intoxicated and uncompromising imaginative and prescient: The identify of you / Who regulate one atom of my sigh is now troubled from life.
“Not in view that Die Nachtwachen (The Nightwatches), released in 1804 below the pseudonym of Bonaventura, a German Romantic of often-attributed but arguably nonetheless doubtful id, has there seemed the sort of ebook as Cantos for the Crestfallen. additionally written through an unknown hand, one soaking wet in a philosophy and poetics of an apocalyptic tone, the latter identify opponents its predecessor in either secret and depression. while that the authors of those works tear the masks from the darkish face of the inhuman comedy, they perform a reckless wit that makes the blackness of our lives blacker nonetheless. Cantos for the Crestfallen particularly flows with grotesque conceits that vacant into an ocean of tears, finally drowning its reader faraway from the sight of land, of domestic, and of wish. ” – Thomas Ligotti
“Like his namesake-by-declamatio, the writer of Cantos for the Crestfallen has controlled to condense all human afflictions into one solitary fusion of melancholy, a distress with the teeth adequate to chunk the hand off each nescient and conciliatory phantasm. And but to underpin this breathless, virtually throttled, ennui (his personal sigh even “drowning in air”) there's the unravel and the bitterness of a love affair long gone unsuitable, the unrequited affections, the uncooked feels of the world’s interminable spurning; and it all a lie, a necrophile’s symphony tapped out by means of a middle made ash of, a center crawling up a corkscrewed backbone to die inside of a mind. ” – Gary J. Shipley
“Pseudo-Leopardi’s Cantos exhale a spirit of blackened occidental sufism that may make your head spiral. ” – Pir Iqbal the Impaled
“From the enhaloed entrails of a forgotten computer comes those Cantos for the Crestfallen. those poems describe not anything and enact everything—litanies of a moldering sun refusal. ” – Rasu-Yong Tugen, Baroness de Tristeombre
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The tea things on the trays know why these people steal in from white skies cursorily breaking gray above the torpor they behold and bear. Nothing of what they found by the lakeside or in the little pinewood trembling there in specks of shine and shadow offers them much they can name or note before they rise. Someone all wan immediacy is peering through the beveled pane above the window seat on the garden side of the drawing room at the monkey puzzle by the folly the patriarch had built to show the locals what a great treat Attic architecture could be to look at in the wintertime— and the ﬁrst snowﬂake actually falls.
I mentioned that to someone once at a dinner party on the Île Saint Louis. She folded her serviette like a nun’s, bowed to excuse herself, and stepped outside. 43 Geometric Euclid became my savior in tenth grade, the year the Jesuits wanted me a priest. They sent me to Manresa in Birmingham and put me in a room with a radiator that knocked all night to keep me up for prayer, nothing for breakfast, not a thing for lunch, and barley soup and Wonder bread for supper. It was no wonder then that Euclid cried out of this darkness of mortiﬁcation in a squared circle with a human face that set me right about four equal lines drawn from a radius the square root of , this being God as Dante painted Him, and good enough for me to believe in in place of hellﬁre and my going there, because, as I recall, that square was purple, a color I can see, though color blind, as I have been since the wet grass was red after a rain when I was four years old.
His dreadfulness abounds. The fat woman has died laughing. Her table screams. The Second World War is over and we all scream. I seem to be looking around me fearfully. 51 Ancient Fathers The town poet and the village idiot met for lunch on the terrace at the Café de la Gare. They both were having the soup & salad bar. “My wife is in Paris,” the town poet wept, “visiting one of her Algerians. ” The idiot had brought along his dog, to pick up bits of lettuce from the table. The dog liked salad. He was an idiot too.
At the Bureau of Divine Music by Michael Heffernan